Corona Info

Austria

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 13.3.2020 – 01.05.2020

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, from 01.05.2020

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, expected opening 15.06.2020

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, opening starts 29th May 2020

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, opening starts 29th May 2020

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • 1+9 by law, we recommend 1+6 maximum

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1m, outdoor sports 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)
  • bring your own sleeping bag when sleeping in a hut

Specific documents

https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblAuth/BGBLA_2020_II_231/BGBLA_2020_II_231.html

Links to further information

https://www.bergfuehrer.at/aktuelles/mitglieder-infos/detail/news/bergfuehrungen-wieder-erlaubt/

Canada

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • March 2, 2020

    No expiry date as yet

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Not yet; no date for opening of international borders

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Not yet; no date for opening of international borders

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • N/A

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Current hut opening date: October 31, 2020

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • Depends on activity 

Protective measures

  • physical distancing: minimum 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor: yes, outdoor: yes when distancing is not possible
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)
  • One person or members of same family per tent
  • Self-transport (or members of same family) to trailhead
  • Cleaning of equipment per best practices document below

Specific documents

https://www.acmg.ca/05pdf/ACMG_Recommended_Best_Practices_Work_May_13_2020.pdf

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Czech Republic

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 12.3.2020 – June 8th

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • No freemovement until now, just 48 hours visits from certain countries (see link in folder LINKS…)wout any restrictions like quarantine or valid negative test

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, we hope for an opening in June 2020.

    Borders are open just for 48hours visit to Slovakia wout any additional restrictions like quarantine 

    Longest visits are conditioned by a negative Covid 19 test

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  •  

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • End of  May 2020 huts are open

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • Rock climbing only so  max 2 guests

Protective measures

  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)

Specific documents

https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblAuth/BGBLA_2020_II_197/BGBLA_2020_II_197.html  

Links to further information

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Ecuador

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 31.5.2020

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • All National Parks and outdoors reactions are forbidden for now

maximum group size?

  • Uncertain

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1.5 m
  • wearing a mask: Yes
  • wearing of gloves: -

Specific documents for mountain guides

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PWzSwck48lpGh-_aB3SxZRmrGRPfaFFi/view

From September onwards you will be able to guide in almost 70% of the mountains of Ecuador, as long as it is with a certified guide and operator/legal agency.

For details of the mountains you can contact info@aseguim.org

 

 

France
Germany

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • It is changing every week

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

   1. From 02.06.2020, outdoor sports with 10 people are again allowed in Baden-Württemberg.

   2. In the Bavarian cabinet meeting on May 26th, 2020 it was decided that from June 8th, 2020 outdoor sports in groups of up to 20 people will be allowed.

   3. In addition, the opening of indoor sports facilities is allowed again from June 8th, 20 (e.g. climbing halls).

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, expected opening at 15th June 2020, first step EU countries inkl. GB and Switzerland

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, some starts now, but it depends from case to case

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, opening starts now. The possibility of spending the night varies from hut to hut

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • See above

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1,5 m, 
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)
  • liquid Chalk
  • bring your own sleeping bag when sleeping in a hut

Specific documents

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Italy

Information about the Aostatal Region

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • Emergency state January 2020 - July 31st 2020.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • The guiding is now possibile in Italy but the regional and boarders with Italy and Eu (Switzerland included) countries area open

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes it is possibile to come also for tourism reasons

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Single resort are opening the cable cars. The decisions are coming from the single region or the autonomy provinces of Trento, Bolzano and from the local ski resort

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Some huts will open starting from June, some only for food, other also for sleeping in a lower number of beds available. There are still some planning like nights in tents etc, just consider that some huts might not be open at all for the season

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • Mountain activities and guiding area now allowed

maximum group size?

  • General national information are now in the “Guidelines for the reopening of Economic, Productive and Recreational Activities, Rome, 09.06.2020 by the agreement conference of regions and autonomous provinces”.  Some Regional and Province tourism departments with the mountain guides...
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Italy

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • Emergency state January 2020 - July 31st 2020.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • The guiding is now possibile in Italy but the regional and boarders with Italy and Eu (Switzerland included) countries area open

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes it is possibile to come also for tourism reasons

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Single resort are opening the cable cars. The decisions are coming from the single region or the autonomy provinces of Trento, Bolzano and from the local ski resort

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Some huts will open starting from June, some only for food, other also for sleeping in a lower number of beds available. There are still some planning like nights in tents etc, just consider that some huts might not be open at all for the season

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • Mountain activities and guiding area now allowed

maximum group size?

  • General national information are now in the “Guidelines for the reopening of Economic, Productive and Recreational Activities, Rome, 09.06.2020 by the agreement conference of regions and autonomous provinces”.  Some Regional and Province tourism departments with the mountain guides associations (Collegi Regionali) might have approved more...
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Italy

Information about Südtirol

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • On January 31, 2020, the Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency for a period of six months as a result of the health risk associated with Coronavirus infection.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • On May 25th we were allowed to restart our general mountain guide activity in South Tyrol. On June 7th all formation for mountain guides and mountain leaders started.

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non- resident) tourists, yes/ no, date?

  • The borders to Italy were opened on 3 June. From tomorrow, June 16th,...
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Norway

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 13/3-26/4

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, we hope for normalization in June, for now all people coming into Norway needs fourteen days of quarantine. There is a debate if we only shall open to countries with low infection rates, Iceland, Denmark and Finland. Not opening to Sweden…

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Some bigger juts open, smaller ones will open end of june

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • For community 20, for guidine 1:5 (skiing)

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1m, outdoor sports 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor no, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)

additional comments:

baselines or patterns for the current situation: 

  • Guests and mountain guides must be symptom free when at the start of tour/course
  • All planning and preparation is conducted outdoors.
  • Not more than 5 persons in each group including guide on skiing/glacier, and 3 persons in climbing terrain.
  • Keep a distance of...
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Poland

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 13.3.2020 – …. Not decided yet

As for today (13.05) Tatra National Park mountains is open for all (with some restrictions – limited amount of tourists allowed per day), but situation for guides is uncertain – no clear interpretations of current restrictions

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • No date, as borders are still not open. Officially, border controls are prolonged till 12th of June
  • No further restrictions, if You are staying in Poland and don’t have to be on a 14 day quarantine...

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment, the borders are still closed for tourism, we hope for an opening on 12th/13th of June 2020

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Cable car is open for all (limited amount of users)

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • As for 13.05 - some huts are open with several restrictions (online reservation obligatory, limited amount of guests allowed) as all hotels in Poland are open since beginning of May (with restrictions concerning capacity, and amount of quests allowed). 

    The other huts are not open for the night, if they don’t have enough capacity required by government restrictions. In that case only food is served.

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?...

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Slovenia

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 13.3.2020-18.5.2020

Epidemic most likely to be finished at the end of May.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, from 18.05.2020 

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, we hope for an opening in June 2020

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Open from this week on.

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Huts will open on 18.5.2020 with specific regulations which are not completely certain yet. 2 guests in the room max, ...

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • 1+9 by law, we recommend 1+6 maximum

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1.5m
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: ·      no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.), on via ferata

Specific documents

Links to further information

https://www.nijz.si/en

Spain

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 14.3.2020 – ??

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, from 11.05.2020

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, we hope for an opening in July 2020

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • No, probably partially open from beginning of July. Ask directly to the hut keepers.

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • Depends of the region and the situation in the process (Covid-19). We hope there is no restrictions for mountain sector in the beginning of July.

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 2m (in and outdoor)
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor only if it´s no possible to keep the social distance (2m)
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)

Specific documents for mountain guides

 http://www.aegm.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/AEGM-COVID-19-DEF-RL_07.3-1.pdf

Only in Spanish

Links to further information

https://www.mscbs.gob.es

Spanish, English and French

Sweden

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • No, not really. We will see what happens 15th of June

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Everything is closed

open hut, yes/no, date?

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

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Switzerland

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • since June 6th, no more special restrictions for the practice of mountaineering.

    ·      The individual protection (prevention) measures apply to social distancing: minimum 1,5m, in and outdoor

    ·      wearing a mask: only if the minimum social distances cannot be respected

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, but with Mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland

More information under: 

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, but with Mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland

More information under: 

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

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United Kingdom

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 24/06  changes 4th July

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • England  possible in very limited form.

  • Scotland No

  • Wales No

  • Northern Ireland No

  • Ireland No

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes but 14 day quarantine in place

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • No

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • No

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • England  Walking and climbing allowed if the land owner gives access
  • Scotland  Walking climbing allowed if no more than 5 miles from home. Allowed for professionals with no travel limit but not for work or with amateurs.
  • Wales Walking climbing allowed only if land owner gives access. Limited travel allowed
  • Northern Ireland   Walking climbing allowed. Limited travel
  • Ireland  Walking and climbing allowed but only in county/canton of residence.

maximum group size?

  • England groups of six outside

  • Scotland eight people outside

  • Wales   only people from one other household

  • Northern Ireland adhere to social distancing (2m)

Protective measures

  • social...
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United States

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 3.25.2020 – Individual States determining expiry date

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • No, no date confirmed yet but state by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

maximum group size?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

Protective measures

  • ...
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